For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved magazines, and even to this day, long after my teens, I still dash to the shops when all the new titles are out.
I remember the obsession starting around the time an aunt who used to work in a newsagent used to give me a handful of different comics and magazines every week.
I’m no better nowadays, in fact I’m worse!
As a child. it would be Twinkle comic, and reading about the antics of Nurse Nancy looking after her dolls in her Toy Hospital.
Then a little older, I’d get off the school bus and it’d be a trip across the road to the local shop to buy the latest copy of Look – In, Smash Hits, TV Hits, or Just Seventeen magazine.
Then getting home and carefully taking out the posters and sticking them up all over the wall.
If you wanted something to read apart from the celeb goss and music interviews, you couldn’t beat the good old fashioned photo stories you got.
The ones with the photos and the speech bubbles coming out of of the people’s heads. Can you even get them anymore?! I haven’t seen one of those for ages….
Blue Jeans, and also Patches magazine were both firm favourites.
Nowadays I still read everything and anything, from Heat for the weekly celeb gossip to Take A Break for the real life stories.
I’m sure there’s lots more I used to read that I’ve completely forgotten about!
Were you a magazine nut like me?
You can find what others used to read and have some more nostalgia moments over here: http://saveeverystep.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/old-teen-magazines-lifes-a-journey-blog-hop-week-18/